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 Antimonopoly Committee orders Gazprom to eliminate irregularities in transit of gas through Ukraine

Gazprom is obliged to eliminate irregularities in the transit of gas and ensure consumption of services for transit of natural gas through major pipelines across Ukraine within two months.

Censor.NET reports citing the official website of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

"Gazprom OJSC has been fined for 85,965,927,000 hryvnia (approximately $3.18 billion) as a consumer for violation of legislation on economic competition protection in the form of inaction, which involved failure to ensure consumption of services for transit of natural gas through pipelines across Ukraine on reasonable terms that would have been impossible under conditions of significant competition in the market and resulted in discrimination of the interests of Naftohaz of Ukraine (Kyiv) by way of abuse of monopoly for transit of natural gas through Ukraine's cross-country pipelines," the statement reads.

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It is also noted that Gazprom is obliged to stop the violation by ensuring consumption of services for transit of natural gas through major pipelines in the territory of Ukraine to Naftohaz of Ukraine NJSC on reasonable terms within two months from the date of receipt of the decision.

It should be reminded that the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine recognized Gazprom as dominant company regarding gas transit through Ukrainian territory in late Dec. 2015.

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